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listen: jon hopkins – breathe this air [ft megan james of purity ring]

jon hopkins’ immunity has been on nonstop play for me the last few weeks. add to that aural-obsession purity ring’s megan james, who collaborated with hopkins on a remix of her band’s song “amenamy,” who lends her syrupy vocals to a new version of the wafty “breathe this air.” listen to the track below.


– sunbear

listen: purity ring – grammy

how does purity ring celebrate the grammys? by covering fuckin’ soulja boy, that’s how. the soulja/ester dean single wasn’t bad or anything, it just didn’t do much. i think it’s safe to say that this cover is destined for internet success in the least, as PR have surely made it their own.

download it here.


tour dates: purity ring w/ doldrums + young magic (2012)

a danny brown collaboration isn’t the only purity ring news we’ve got today: the edmonton, alberta electro duo have announced a tour through north america supporting their ghostly album shrines. joining them will be nyc-via-australia’s young magic and montreal’s doldrums. check out the dates for the trek, which immediately follow the current european shrines tour, after the jump.

– sunbear
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stream: purity ring – belispeak II [feat. danny brown] (2012)

say what? eerie pop duo purity ring and the schizo in danny brown are linking up for the sequel to the former’s track, “belispeak,” which can be heard on their swt 2012 album shrines. blogs rejoice, this is two of your golden children coming together for a jam.


video: purity ring – fineshrine [live at le poisson rouge] (2012)

pitchfork’s +1 series followed spooky electro duo purity ring to their show in the round at new york city’s le poisson rouge, where the band performed “fineshrine” from shrines and chatted about their band origins, their fancy new light show, and more. check it out above.

crazy props to the girl at :37 doing the couture wilt.

– sunbear

video: purity ring – fineshrine (2012)

in the video for purity ring’s ghostly hip-hop “fineshrine,” lyrics like “cut open my sternum and pull” are realized, non-gore-like thank god, as a young woman tends to a man with a unique and debilitating condition. we’ll call it the “medusa complex.” check it out above.

shrines is out july 24th

– sunbear

video: purity ring – belispeak (2012)

how long have we waited for this one? purity ring have released a video for their glitch-swirl lullaby “belispeak” featuring vocalist megan james wandering about the swampiest of swamps. some baffling, otherworldly creature comes to claim her in the end. not a spoiler. just prepping you for the headspin.

shrines is out july 24th.

– sunbear

tour dates: purity ring (2012)

following their july dates with dirty projectors, edmonton etherealists purity ring will embark on their very own headlining tour in support of their debut album shrines, out july 24th. catch all their tour dates after the jump.

“bellispeak” is set to be released as the second shrines single and will be out on limited-edition 12″ vinyl on may 29th.

– sunbear
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purity ring announce album + obedear + tour (2012)

okay, all together, class:

– purity ring’s upcoming album has a name, release date, and tracklist. shrines will be released july 24th on 4ad. everything you’ve heard from the canadian synthpop band so far are on the lp (“bellispeak”, “loftcries”, “ungirthed”).hit the jump for the full tracklist.

– add a fourth song to the pre-album buzz and download out the piano-plinky “obedear” here.

– you can catch the band on tour with the dirty projectors (yay!) starting on july, but much earlier if you’re across the pond. check out the dates after the jump.

– sunbear
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